Academic misconduct includes plagiarism, collusion, cheating and failure to comply with test or examination instructions. There are consequences for any form of misconduct which all students need to be aware of.
As a student, you are advised that all your assessment items may be examined to see if plagiarism has occurred. Techniques include:
If plagiarism has been detected in your assignment, you may be asked to answer questions concerning the assessment and to provide evidence of your research. Ensure you keep clear examples or a record of your research effort as this will assist you to prove that no plagiarism has occurred.
The University Regulations on Academic Misconduct specify a range of penalties, which may be imposed if a student has plagiarised, colluded or cheated.
For minor misconduct, the student's name will be recorded in the Faculty Misconduct Register and they may:
For major misconduct the student may be:
If you are accused of academic misconduct you may choose to have the representative of the Student Guild present.
In all cases of alleged plagiarism, collusion or cheating the University will follow the processes detailed in the Student Academic Misconduct Policy.